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Tahaa, Tahiti

Spa Day 3 - Over the Water Hut Saturday, January 15, 2005
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Breakfast at Vanilla Restaurant

Over the Water Hut

After waking up to a Polynesian sunrise, we ventured the long walk to the main reception and restaurant area, and had the buffet breakfast. Breakfast turned out to be the best and most tasty meal of the day. Usually we had omelet's made a-la-minute (fresh and to order). There was a wide range of fruits and juices available and the quality was very good.

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Movie- 2005 Day 3 Le Tahaa Bath View

Move to Over the Water Hut

Deck Overlooking Lagoon

I opted for two nights in the beach bungalow and two nights in the over-the-water huts, so we packed up and moved to our Taha'a view hut.

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Movie- 2005 Day 3 Le Tahaa Glass Table to Water

Over the Water Hut

Hut Interior

The over-the-water huts are beautiful, and have a glass end table with a hinged glass top so that you can feed the fish at night. It has a large two sink bathroom with bathtub, shower, and separate enclosed toilet. It also has a large outside deck, with a lower swim platform and ladder access to the shallow lagoon below. These huts are magical at night since you can turn off all the lights in the hut, which having the water lights on below which casts a beautiful lightshow emanating from the glass end table.

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Movie- 2005 Day 3 Le Tahaa Lagoon View

Poolside Afternoon

Resort Pool

We spent the afternoon poolside relaxing to the fresh Taha'a breeze.

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Movie- 2005 Day 3 Le Tahaa Over-the-Water Hut Inside

Drinks Poolside with Eric the Bartender

Deck Over Lagoon

Afternoon entertainment was provided by Eric the bartender, who tried to teach us some Polynesian words/phrases as well as give us some background to Tahitian culture in the 80's and 90's. After we got back around sunset, and preparing for dinner, the water just stopped. None of the facets worked. When we phoned into reception, we found that the entire resort was cutoff (later found that the water pipeline from nearby Taha'a and been closed off). A little more than an hour later (after we got back from dinner) had the water been returned to normal service.

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Movie- 2005 Day 3 Le Tahaa Storm

Dinner at Vanilla

Interior View - Back

Dinner was at Vanilla restaurant, which is a second-story, open-aire restaurant amongst the canopy of large trees with a view to Tahaa and the lagoon. The service was good, the presentation was excellent, but the food lacked in quality. It appears as though they have a fine chef, but he is working with poor quality food.

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Feeding the Fish

Sunset

We got some extra bread and some Lay's (stacked) potato chips to feed the fish that night. Nothing terribly big came by, but there we alot of smaller fish.

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Stargazing

Sample Bill from Poolside LaPlage

Since there are few lights in this part of the world, gazing into the night sky can provide some amazing sights. In any given evening, we saw the Milky Way Galaxy, and many shooting stars. Remember to bring a southern hemisphere start chart if you're visiting this part of the globe.

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Water Problems

Notice of Water cutoff

Just before dinner, the water stopped. Apparently the entire resort was without running water for about 1 hour. We found out the next day that the water was cut off on Taha'a, where the pipeline supplies fresh water to the resort.

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Laundry

Sample Laundry Prices

Like most resorts, you can have laundry done at the resort. Since I bring only carry-on luggage, I use this service, but it's expensive. We figured we could buy new clothes for the price of washing them.

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Dinner at Vanille

Sample Dinner Prices at Vanille

Here are some samples of dinner bills at Vanille. Conversion is about 100 CPF per 1 USD.

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Dinner at Vanille

Sample Dinner Prices at Vanille

Here are some samples of dinner bills at Vanille. Conversion is about 100 CPF per 1 USD.

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